Netanyahu to Goldin family: Hadar was 'a great hero' who 'fell for the existence of Israel'
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with Simcha and Lea Goldin, the parents of Hadar Goldin who was killed in combat in Gaza Friday morning. The prime minister told them that, "He had great character; he was a great hero. I know that you are going through great agony, a feeling that they took something from you and you are no longer whole. It's a hurt that doesn't allow for calm even for a moment. I hope that you will find comfort in the fact that he fell for the existence of Israel in the struggle for our independence."